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Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4: Episode 22 -- Vinnie convinces Doogie to enroll in an acting class.  Enlightened by the experience, Doogie decides he has been on the fast tract too long, and decides to resign from Eastman and travel abroad.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4: Episode 21 -- Vinnie is selected as a jurist in an assault case.  Doogie is shocked to discover that a respected doctor at the hospital is a fake.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4: Episode 20 -- Doogie becomes the focus of a series of caricatures drawn by a newspaper cartoonist who is diagnosed with cancer.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4: Episode 19 -- Vinnie withdraws 16,000 dollars from his bank when a computer makes an accounting error.  A young patient develops a crush on Doogie.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Season 4: Episode 18 -- Doogie meets a former baby-sitter whom he has not seen since childhood—but is still just as beautiful.  Vinnie tries to get a Hollywood director to read his script.

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Writers:
Steven Bochco (created by)
David E. Kelley (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
19 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties... See more »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Neil Patrick Harris ... Dr. Doogie Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Max Casella ... Vinnie Delpino (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Belinda Montgomery ... Katherine Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Lawrence Pressman ... Dr. Benjamin Canfield (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Kathryn Layng ... Nurse Curly Spaulding (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

James Sikking ... Dr. David Howser (97 episodes, 1989-1993)

Markus Redmond ... Raymond Alexander (71 episodes, 1990-1993)

Lucy Boryer ... Janine Stewart (61 episodes, 1989-1993)

Mitchell Anderson ... Dr. Jack McGuire (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lisa Dean Ryan ... Wanda Plenn (46 episodes, 1989-1992)
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Series Directed by
Stephen Cragg (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Scott Goldstein (8 episodes, 1990-1993)
Win Phelps (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Rob Thompson (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Charles Haid (6 episodes, 1990-1992)
Eric Laneuville (6 episodes, 1990-1992)
David Carson (4 episodes, 1990-1993)
Joan Darling (4 episodes, 1990-1992)
Joe Ann Fogle (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Gabrielle Beaumont (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Joan Tewkesbury (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Brad Silberling (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill D'Elia (3 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mark Horowitz (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sandy Smolan (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
Johanna Demetrakas (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sheldon Larry (2 episodes, 1989)
Betty Thomas (2 episodes, 1989)
Rick Wallace (2 episodes, 1989)
Michael Fresco (2 episodes, 1990-1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
David E. Kelley (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
Nat Bernstein (23 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mitchel Katlin (23 episodes, 1989-1993)
Nick Harding (20 episodes, 1990-1993)
Todd Fischer (13 episodes, 1991-1993)
Linda Morris (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Vic Rauseo (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Phil Kellard (11 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tom Moore (11 episodes, 1989-1991)
Hollis Rich (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ellen Herman (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
Elaine Aronson (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
P.K. Simonds (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jill Gordon (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Swerdlick (4 episodes, 1990)
Eileen Heisler (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
DeAnn Heline (2 episodes, 1991-1992)

Series Produced by
Stephen Cragg .... supervising producer / co-executive producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joe Ann Fogle .... producer / co-producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Scott Goldstein .... supervising producer / producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Jeffrey A. Henry .... associate producer / supervising associate producer (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mark Horowitz .... supervising associate producer / co-producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Linda Morris .... executive producer / producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Vic Rauseo .... executive producer / producer / ... (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Nat Bernstein .... producer / co-producer / ... (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
Mitchel Katlin .... producer / co-producer / ... (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Phil Kellard .... producer / senior producer (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tom Moore .... producer / senior producer (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Nick Harding .... co-producer / producer (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Arturs Rusis .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Ron Mitchell .... coordinating producer (45 episodes, 1991-1993)
Hollis Rich .... co-producer (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jill Gordon .... producer (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Elaine Aronson .... co-producer (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea (68 episodes, 1990-1993)
Frederick Moore (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Robert M. Stevens (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Freeman (33 episodes, 1989-1993)
Lance Luckey (23 episodes, 1990-1993)
Casey O. Rohrs (20 episodes, 1990-1993)
Joe Ann Fogle (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Maureen O'Connell (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
George R. Rohrs (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Casting by
Robert Harbin (92 episodes, 1989-1993)
Beth Hymson (92 episodes, 1989-1993)
Alice Cassidy (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
 
Series Production Design by
Peter Clemens (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Clemens (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Brenda Meyers-Ballard (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Romy Fleming .... hair stylist (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Norman Page .... makeup artist (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (84 episodes, 1990-1993)
Dorothy D. Fox .... hair stylist / makeup artist (76 episodes, 1990-1993)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Hoerber .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Ron Mitchell .... unit production manager (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams .... first assistant director / second assistant director / ... (62 episodes, 1989-1993)
Danny Irom .... second assistant director (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jeffrey M. Ellis .... second assistant director (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nancy Jacobs .... first assistant director (23 episodes, 1990-1993)
Irwin Marcus .... first assistant director (21 episodes, 1989-1991)
Charlotte Dreiman .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Edward Crocitto .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 1989)
Kimberly Law .... dga trainee (10 episodes, 1991)
Dinah LeHoven .... dga trainee (9 episodes, 1990)
Kenneth J. Silverstein .... dga trainee (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Judith Moore .... dga trainee (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jessica Kreps .... dga trainee (8 episodes, 1991)
Ronald Chong .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1990)
Ron Dempsey .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Michael Scott Bryant .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mark Tobey .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1992)
David Trotti .... dga trainee (7 episodes, 1992)
Mitchell Bock .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Frederic Roth .... dga trainee (3 episodes, 1993)
Cary Brown .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Lisa Landres .... dga trainee (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Gregg Hayden Bilson II .... property master (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction coordinator / construction supervisor (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Carl D. Reed .... lead person (81 episodes, 1990-1993)
David Napoli .... set dresser (27 episodes, 1990-1992)
Kirk B. Jones .... lead person (15 episodes, 1989-1990)

Mychael Bates .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Mindy Roffman .... assistant to the art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ron Horwitz .... sound editor (94 episodes, 1989-1993)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (84 episodes, 1990-1993)
Joe Kenworthy .... production sound mixer (70 episodes, 1990-1993)
Sam Horta .... sound editor (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mike Getlin .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (46 episodes, 1990-1993)
Dean Okrand .... re-recording mixer (46 episodes, 1990-1993)
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer (46 episodes, 1990-1993)
Greg LaPlante .... sound editor (35 episodes, 1991-1993)
Bill Marky .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)

Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Michael Gollom .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
William Griggs .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
John O. Robinson III .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Les Wolf .... dialogue editor / foley editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Gary Rodriguez .... stunts (1 episode, 1991)

Ray Lykins .... assistant stunt coordinator / stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Evans .... chief lighting technician (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Harry Rez .... key grip (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator (64 episodes, 1990-1993)
J.B. Richner .... best boy electric (51 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
William Waldman .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1989)
William H. Battersby Jr. .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1991)

John Armstrong .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Debbie Arrowood .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Joseph Cosko Jr. .... second assistant camera: second camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Heather Horton Addy .... casting assistant (40 episodes, 1991-1993)
Wendi Matthews .... casting assistant (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Leslee J. Burke .... casting associate (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Harbin .... casting / original casting (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Beth Hymson .... casting / original casting (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Loree Parral .... costume supervisor: women (75 episodes, 1989-1992)
Shelly Levine .... costume supervisor: men (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Hope Slepak .... key costumer (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Karen Bellamy .... key costumer (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
Barbara Marko .... key costumer (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Editorial Department
Joe Ann Fogle .... supervising editor / supervising film editor (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Mark Wilkins .... telecine colorist (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jean Crupper .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Gene L. Gillette .... music editor (39 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Green .... music editor (11 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Transportation Department
Norm Benson .... transportation coordinator (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
David Price .... transportation coordinator (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Other crew
Nancy E. Wilkerson .... production coordinator (97 episodes, 1989-1993)
Barbara M. Kadell .... medical consultant (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Gareth Wootton .... medical consultant (96 episodes, 1989-1993)
Linda Klein .... technical consultant (95 episodes, 1989-1993)
Susan Kinnevy .... assistant to producers (82 episodes, 1989-1992)
Caroline James .... production accountant (78 episodes, 1990-1993)
Michael Mann .... location manager (75 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jean Crupper .... assistant to producers (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
David E. Kelley .... creative consultant (74 episodes, 1989-1992)
Kathy Nakayama .... assistant to producers (71 episodes, 1990-1993)
Helene Davis .... assistant to producers / assistant to producer (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Eileen Heisler .... assistant to producers (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Barbara Kroells .... assistant to producers (50 episodes, 1989-1991)
Debra J. Kleid .... assistant to producers (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Allyson Rubin .... assistant to producers (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Cynthia Ruble .... assistant to producers (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Monique S. Salvato .... assistant to producers (46 episodes, 1991-1993)
Alvin Greenman .... script supervisor (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Nat Bernstein .... story editor / executive story consultant (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mitchel Katlin .... story editor / executive story consultant (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Wallace .... executive consultant (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kathryn Davison .... assistant to producers (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Nick Harding .... executive story editor / story editor (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Meredith Underwood .... assistant to producers (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ellen Herman .... executive story editor (24 episodes, 1991-1992)
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lester Hoyle .... script supervisor (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charles Montoya .... assistant production coordinator (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Antoinette Levine .... location manager (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Candace Montgomery-Lira .... production accountant (17 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrea Walzer .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
P.K. Simonds .... executive story editor (14 episodes, 1992-1993)
Hollis Rich .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Fischer .... production assistant / production coordinator (10 episodes, 1991)
Caren Branstetter .... assistant to producers / executive story editor (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Swerdlick .... story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1992)
Faye Brenner .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
 

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Trivia:
Steven Bochco partially modeled the character of Doogie Howser after his father who had been a child prodigy himself as a violinist.See more »
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Miscellaneous: In the Season One opening credits, the article discussing Doogie graduating from high school says that he is 12-years-old in the first line. The next article, however, says that he graduated from Princeton, a college, at age 10. This was later changed, in Season 2, from 12 to 9-years old.See more »
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A Good Show, but the novelty of the Child M.D. wore off quick, 29 July 2006
Author: scenario from Houston, TX

Sprung from the typewriter of Emmy award winning Steven Bocho, (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue) "Doogie Howser, M.D." is a good show from the very late 80s and early 1990s. As you probably know the series is about 16 year old Douglas "Doogie" Howser, the boy genius who is a medical doctor. I just bought the DVD and this is the first time I've watched the series since it went off the air in 1993. I'm watching the 1989 episodes now, and surprisingly it doesn't seem all that dated. I mean sure it's dated in that you can tell it's from 1989, but it's not dated in that cheesy way. It's dated the same way Miami Vice is dated. When viewed through the lens of this show, the fashions and styles of that era seem simply more like something that's time has passed, rather then a horrible campy memory. Make no mistake though, this is no half hour sitcom with a laugh track. Steven Bocho went through great pains to make this an accurate, mature show with humorous elements in it rather then a screwball comedy. In the 1989 episodes Neil Patrick Harris is 16 years old, but he looks and acts like a 12 or 13 year old, 14 tops. Neil wasn't very emotionally mature for 16, and he had his this odd nerdy quality to him----which actually helped the series because it made Doogie seem even younger then he really was. But this was basically only the case for the 1st season.

The series wasn't without it's faults though, the show started going down the toilet when the child physician started sporting a 5 o'clock shadow. If I remember correctly, a big problem with the show was that "the joke" of the series, the child prodigy kid doctor who walked around in acid washed blue jeans, Nike high top sneakers and an over-sized lab coat wore off pretty quickly. After the 1st season Doogie was already a typical adult height of 5'6 to 5'8 inches tall. Sure he looked really young because he was a 17 year old teenager, but it wasn't too outrageous to see him in a hospital setting. But Doogie kept on growing unlike his best friend Vinnie Delpino. By 1992 and 1993 Neil Patrick Harris was a 19 and 20 year old grown man who was now standing around an amazing 6'4 inches tall. Doogie was no longer a cute kid trying to be a doctor, he now looked like any medical school student and there was nothing at all weird about him being a physician. By 1991, Doogie had turned into a legal 18 year old adult. He moved out of his parents house and into an apartment with Vinnie. They both started having regular sex. OK, so there goes the concept of the "child prodigy". After 2 years we were treated to watching an over 6ft guy and his friend living an apartment and dealing with older teenager/young adult problems. The premise behind Doogie was gone after 2 seasons, and truth be known it was on shaky ground by the 2nd season anyways.

Perhaps if they had started the series in 1987 when Neil was 14 it would have given the series more longevity. Or cast someone who was a little younger, like 14 or better yet 12 or 13 back in 1989. It really was a shame they didn't start Doogie off in the age range of 12-14 instead of 16. But otherwise, this is another well written series from the acclaimed TV writer Steven Bocho. The 1st and 2nd season are well worth checking out.

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